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George Harrison Memorabilia To Be Exhibited

September 10th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
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Guitars, clothing and lyrics from George Harrison's collection are to be exhibited in Los Angeles to coincide with the release of Martin Scorsese's new film about the late Beatle.

The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will mount a major exhibition on the life and music of Harrison next month, titled George Harrison: Living in the Material World - which is also the name of Scorsese's film.

The museum is working closely with Harrison's widow, Olivia Harrison and his son Dhani, in putting together what is being described as the first major look at Harrison, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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'Runnin' Down A Dream' Chronicles The Early Years Of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

October 11th, 2007 8:04pm EDT
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The remarkable early years of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and all that would follow are at the center of a new documentary by legendary director Peter Boganovich (The Last Picture Show) entitled Runnin' Down A Dream.

The film focuses not only on the Heartbreakers' inspiring ride to the top but the story of what they did when they got there, as artists, as a band and as people. Bogdanovich's film explores many of the underlying reasons for the band's unmatched capacity not only to endure but to thrive. Gritty, exuberant, infectious: Runnin' Down A Dream tells the Heartbreakers' stor...
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Rihanna Rules Europe For Seventh Week

July 31st, 2007 9:14am EDT
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R&B star Rihanna still reigns supreme at the top of the European singles chart - her Jay-Z collaboration, "Umbrella," is the continent's top song for a seventh week. Mika's "Relax, Take It Easy" remains at number two for a third week.

The rest of the top five are also non-movers - Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," Enrique Iglesias' "Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)," and Timbaland's "The Way I Are" are at numbers three, four and five respectively.

Meanwhile, Nelly Furtado's Loose is enjoying a second week as Europe's number one album. Mika is at two with "Life In Cartoon Motion,"...
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Rihanna Reigns Supreme In Tenth Week As UK Number One

July 23rd, 2007 10:25am EDT
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Rihanna is still holding her "Umbrella" high at the top of the U.K. singles chart - the Bajan beauty is enjoying her 10th week at number one. The R&B star's collaboration with Jay-Z has now become the longest-running number one in over a decade, since Wet Wet Wet's "Love Is All Around" scored 15 weeks at the top in 1994.

The 19-year-old fought off competition from British pop newcomer Kate Nash with her single "Foundations" climbing one spot to number two. Timbaland takes third place with "The Way I Are," while Fergie and Enrique Iglesias are at numbers four and five respectively with...
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Nine Number Ones For Rihanna

July 16th, 2007 9:58am EDT
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R&B star Rihanna has continued her blistering chart success in the U.K. after scoring her ninth week at number one with hit single Umbrella. The 19-year-old singer held off competition from Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, whose Big Girls Don't Cry went up six to number two.

Kate Nash is at number three with Foundations, Timbaland takes fourth spot with The Way I Are and the Arctic Monkeys are fifth with Fluorescent Adolescent. It means Rihanna has equaled the run of hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley last year with their song Crazy. The all-time record for consecutive weeks at the top of th...
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The White Stripes Top UK Album Chart

June 25th, 2007 11:52am EDT
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American rockers The White Stripes' new album Icky Thump has shot straight to the top of the UK chart. The LP beat old rockers the Traveling Wilburys into the second spot. Enrique Iglesias' new album Insomniac enters at three.

In the singles chart, Rihanna's Umbrella, featuring Jay-Z, stays top for a sixth week. Talent show winner Lee Mead enters at six with his version of musical hit Any Dream Will do, followed by Iglesias' Do You Know and Calvin Harris' The Girls.

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Toby Keith Takes His 'Big Dog Daddy' To Number One

June 20th, 2007 3:50pm EDT
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Country star Toby Keith has scored his third chart-topping album in America after taking his new release Big Dog Daddy to number one. More than 204,000 copies of the album were sold in its first week on release, giving Keith the edge over another high new entry, Fabolous' From Nothin' To Somthin', which claims the new number two spot with 159,000 sales.

Paul McCartney's new album, Memory Almost Full, remains at number three on the new countdown, while Maroon 5's It Won't Be Soon Before Long climbs from five to four and last week's number one, T-Pain's Epiphany, drops to five. Other ne...
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George Harrison's Son Records Lennon Tribute

June 20th, 2007 9:42am EDT
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The son of late Traveling Wilbury George Harrison has recorded a cover of his father's bandmate John Lennon's 1971 song Gimme Some Truth. Dhani, whose mother is Harrison's widow Olivia, has teamed up with Bob Dylan's son Jakob to record the track for the upcoming Lennon tribute charity album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur.

A music industry insider says, "Dhani and Jakob's version has been heard by fans on the internet and has gone down very well indeed. It's very apt to have the son of a Beatle singing the song and the pair have known each other for ye...
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Traveling Wilburys Return To The Charts

June 18th, 2007 9:39am EDT
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Rock supergroup The Traveling Wilburys have returned to the U.K. album charts after a 17-year absence. The group, which comprised of Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and the late Roy Orbison and George Harrison, has gone straight to number one in the albums charts with their greatest hits disc, entitled "Collection."

The Traveling Wilburys beat competition by other new entries from Bon Jovi and Police, whose albums Lost Highway and "The Police" entered at two and three respectively.

Sunday's charts were dominated by veteran rockers, with new albums by Paul McCartney (Memory Almo...
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Traveling Wilburys Music Available For The First Time In A Decade

May 29th, 2007 4:10pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES -- Nearly twenty years after the creation of the band, and over a decade since the music was last available to fans, the music of The Traveling Wilburys will be reissued on June 12, 2007, in the U.S. and June 11, 2007, worldwide. Rhino Entertainment announced the project today and will distribute the package from the Wilbury Records label.

The previously released albums Traveling Wilburys Volume 1 and Traveling Wilburys Volume 3 feature inarguably some of music's greatest singer-songwriters -- George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan -- as the icon...
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George Harrison 'Begged' Roy Orbison To Join Traveling Wilburys

May 23rd, 2007 10:59am EDT
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Late Beatle George Harrison got down on his knees and begged Roy Orbison to join The Traveling Wilburys. Harrison and Jeff Lynne started the supergroup in the late 1980s and ended up inviting Orbison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty to join.

Orbison's widow Barbara recalls the moment Harrison offered Roy the chance to join the group after a concert.

She says, "When Roy came off-stage, George got on his knees. He was really funny.

"He then said, 'We want to have a band and we want to have you in it. Will you do it?' And Roy said yes."

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Bob Dylan Regrets 1980s Double Album Conflict

August 27th, 2006 7:26pm EDT
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Bob Dylan regrets trying to record two albums at the same time in the late 1980s - because he failed to give his best on either.

A scheduling conflict meant the folk-rock icon was recording with supergroup the Traveling Wilburys by day and then hitting the studio with producer Don Was for night sessions that became Under The Red Sky.

Dylan recalls, "I worked with George (Harrison) and Jeff (Lynne) during the day... and then I'd go down and see Don Was, and I felt like I was walking into a wall. He'd have a different band for me to play with every day, a lot of all-stars, for no ...
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